In the eighties, just when everything began to get smaller, portable music became bigger, much bigger, with the arrival of the boombox. Well it looks like a new greener and more sophisticated version may be about to take off.
The DIY Solar Powered Radio Boombox is an MP3 player that you can turn into a boom-box with your own fair hands. Making use of simple plywood it is possible to easily create a big MP3 that powers itself on sunshine.
You can even make use of used speakers, to make your MP3 blast out sounds while you are on the move. You will need a battery to actually power the unit, but the solar panel will take care of charging it up. You don’t even have to buy the battery you can pick one up at the junkyard off an old motor bike.
You will need a $30 Sonic Impact amplifier which you can easily hook up and that’s it, everything you need to give a new green twist to a twenty year old idea.